Dalan sa Kilat

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  1. Taoist Philosophy

    Nicely written Mh... words written has no meaning if you cannot translate it for yourself. Just as two man cannot know another the same way... each one of us will translate these things differently and nearly everyone will agree it to be as "good advice" but nothing more. If they cannot touch it, feel it, taste... it is merely useless thoughts to keep in the back of your mind but as a Daoist, it is the back of the mind that you want to come forward. May we read and understand the meaning of the signs of God and bring forth from the back of our minds that which has laid dormant for so long.
  2. Questions for Goldisheavy

    Very interesting point Goldisheavy... skyisthelimit is right... you seem well educated. You brout up a quote as to the reason why a great deal of enligtened ones rarely comes back. Just as God looks into us with his minds eye to see if we can figure it out... so true it goes for the enlightened once. Every now and then though... god throws us a bone... and so true it goes for the enlightened once... Considering this is a discussion about God, I would like to put in my thought on the subject of God. I believe that when God being a powerful entity... creaty all things... he could not create something from nothing... so when he created everything he took pieces of himself and made everything... so technically... everything is made from him and contains him. He also gave us two things... Free will (the things we can control) and fate (the things we cannot or in other words god's will)... when your will and fate's will are one and the same... the universe conspires and position itself for that very moment when all things are what and where they are supposed to be...
  3. How does Taoist immortality work?

    This is the grand question... I am not sure if someone who understands the way has actually answered it for you. Being one who is seeking understanding myself; I will offer you what I know. ....
  4. Mal, my introduction got posted twice (internet is slow out here) can you delete the one without replies?

  5. Get ready for NEW EARTH

    In early Buddhist scriptures, the word arahant refers to an enlightened being. A Buddha, in the most common usage, is an arahant who has discovered the path to enlightenment without learning about it from someone else. In the early scriptures and in modern Theravada Buddhism, it means anyone who has reached the total Awakening and attained Nibbana, including the Buddha. Arahant is a person who has destroyed greed, hatred and delusion, the unwholesome roots which underlie all fetters. Who upon decease will not be reborn in any world, having wholly cut off all fetters that bind a person to the samsara. In the Pali Canon, the word is sometimes used as a synonym for tathagata. After attainment of Nibbana, the five aggregates (physical forms, feelings/sensations, perception, mental formations and consciousness) will continue to function, sustained by physical bodily vitality. This attainment is termed the nibbana element with a residue remaining. But once the Arahant pass-away and with the disintegration of the physical body, the five aggregates will cease to function, hence ending all traces of existence in the phenomenal world and thus total release from the misery of samsara. It would then be termed the nibbana element without residue remaining. Parinibbana occurs at the death of an Arahant. These three awakened beings are classified as Arahant: 1. Sammasambuddha, usually just called Buddha, who discovers the truth by himself and teaches the path to awakening to others. 2. Paccekabuddha, who discovers the truth by himself but lacks the skill to teach others. 3. Savakabuddha, who receive the truth directly or indirectly from a Sammasambuddha. The exact interpretation and etymology of words such as Arahatto (Pali) and Arhat (Sanskrit) remains disputed. Research gathered together circa 1915 and published in the PTS dictionary interpret the word as meaning "the worthy one" in Theravada tradition. This has been challenged by more recent research, resulting from the etymological comparison of Pali and early Jain Prakrit forms (arihanta and arahanta). The latter challenges the assumption that the root of the word is Pali araha; Richard Gombrich has proposed an etymology of ari + hanta, bringing the root meaning closer to Jina (an epithet commonly used of both the the leaders of the Jain religion and Buddha).
  6. Kamusta!

    Can someone delete my... mistake? Internet out here is terrible and it was loading so slow... that it posted twice (likely because I clicked it twice... lol). If someone could delete the one that has no replies that would be much appreciated.
  7. Kamusta!